Home and Store of George Smith Grant and Alvaretta Jane Tolman

  George Smith Grant     George Smith Grant, brother of LDS President Heber J. Grant, was one of the early settlers of Oakley, Idaho and owned a store near the corner of Academy Boulevard and Main Street. George married Alvaretta Jane Tolman. They were...

John Adams Home

John Adams Home built in 1897 in Oakley, Idaho John Adams served on the Board of Directors at the Oakley Bank. He also served as the town’s sheriff for several years. He married Annabell Warburton and they had ten children. Annabell passed away in 1911, and John...
Enduring Well to the End

Enduring Well to the End

(An account about Owen Joshua Tolman written by his grandson, Paul Montgomery.) Although Owen Tolman’s life was filled with services and deeds performed to mankind, I would like to relate a portion of the services he did in the later years of his life. Owen was...

Oakley Cemetery

The Oakley Cemetery was established in 1882 for use by the town of Oakley. It is now owned and maintained by the Oakley Valley Cemetery District. Most of the descendants of Cyrus and Alice Bracken Tolman that settled in Oakley or Marion are buried in the Marion...

Oakley Stake Center

The Oakley Stake was the 32nd stake in the Church and was established on 19 November 1887. The Cassia Oakley Tabernacle built in 1902 served as the “Stake Center” for 54 years. In 1954 construction began for a new stake tabernacle (as it was called at first, as well...
Missionary Service at Great Sacrifice

Missionary Service at Great Sacrifice

(An account of Frederick William Larson’s missionary service as well as some of his posterity. Written by David W. Larson.) Leaving his wife and two small children, ages fifteen months and three weeks, at their small farm house just north of Oakley, Idaho,...

Frederick William Larson and Mary Alice Tolman Home

Frederick William Larson and Mary Alice Tolman with two of their children, Alvaretta and Amy in 1912. Look for Fred and Alice in the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Census records. Related Stories My Grandma’s House Missionary Service at Great...

Oakley Train Depot

Oakley’s first train station. In 1911, Oakley boasted of two iron horses with the first one coming from Milner in 1910. Shown in this picture is one of the first depots and a delivery wagon that transported freight from the depot to various homes and businesses...

Howell’s Opera House

Howells Opera House was built in 1907 by Judge Howells at a cost of $22,000. According to the Oakley Valley Arts Council, it was at one time the most luxurious theater between Salt Lake and Boise. In the late-1920’s it was sold to the LDS church and began its life as...
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